#26 – Ilya Samsonov, G – Magnitorgorsk, MHL

TSN – #19
Central Scouting – #1 EG
ISS – #1G
Craig Button – #14
McKeens – #30
THN – #38

NHL COMPARABLE: Semyon Varlamov

UPSIDE: Starting / Backup Goaltender

I really liked what I saw from Samsonov during the U18 tournament. He reminds me of Varlamov since he’s pretty athletic and has good size. He also seems to rebound well after letting in a goal and not let him get him down which is pretty important. I expect a team needing a goaltender to take a chance on him in the first round. Goaltenders are tough to gauge though but he seems to have everything you’d want in a starter.


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